Trivial, but it's got my support:
Cell phone calls on airplanes in flight are not only unsafe, they're obnoxious and they should be permanently banned, according to some members of Congress.
House members, most of whom board airplanes almost every week, traded horror stories Thursday about their worst experiences with annoying fellow passengers who talk loudly on cell phones before takeoff and after landing. One lawmaker said his wife sat next to a woman who loudly discussed her sex life on the phone.
His wife was jealous, the Congressman did not say.
Another House member topped that with the passenger sitting him behind on one flight who got a "dear John" phone call from either his wife or sweetheart just before takeoff. The begging and pleading was just terrible to listen to, he said. Finally, with the plane ready to take off, a flight attendant had to threaten to have U.S. Marshals drag the man off the plane before he finally put his phone away.
I have never understood why people beg and plead when someone dumps them. It just strikes me as utterly stupid and pointless. If you reach that point, it's over. Especially when the person breaks up with over the phone right before your plane is about to take off.
On the other hand, I tentatively am in favor of wi-fi on planes, but only if it blocks VOIP, obviously.
You know what would come immediately after that? Entrepreneurs offering on-board tech support.